Together with RECYCLE BALLS and ONE TREE PLANTED
Striving for a Sustainable Tennis Future
We want to leave our world cleaner and more sustainable for future generations
Hundreds of millions of tennis balls are being manufactured each year and millions of those end up in landfills all over the world. While we are waiting for a large-scale program for recycling those balls by international manufacturers, we continue to dream big and challenge ourselves to do more. In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of our sport, we are doing our part to provide a more sustainable future in tennis.
1. RECYCLING OF USED TENNIS BALLS
To keep our used tennis balls from being trashed and ending up in landfills, we have signed up with RECYCLE BALLS. Reusing and recycling of all tennis balls is that non-profit's goal. From their website: Some of the Tennis balls are ground up and the felt is separated from the rubber which in turn is used in the construction of tennis courts, horse footing, and hopefully soon, with more R&D, a variety of green products. We are placing their collection bins courtside for shipping used balls 200 at a time to their Vermont location.
2. MITIGATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Our commitment to reducing the environmental impact as a major user of tennis balls and other racquet sports balls doesn't end at monthly tallies and recycling of cans of balls used. We are going one step further to preserve our natural resources and be a strong partner to our communities. Conga Sports has signed up as Business Partner with ONE TREE PLANTED.
We'll plant 1 tree for every can of tennis balls, pickle balls, and low compression balls used within our programs.
2030 Sustainability Goal
Together with ONE TREE PLANTED, we have established a Sustainability Goal to plant 1 million trees by 2030. Our target for 2022 is to grow and conserve trees from the wildfire-ravaged areas of the United States. That way we will do our part to help accelerate reforestation efforts and mitigate the impacts of climate change right here in our backyard.
We'll plant 1 million trees by 2030.